Hot on the heels of Sir Ian McKellen’s fund raising money for Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal now another fundraiser has this time for Christchurch’s The Court Theatre here’s the full press release:
From Hobbits to hip-hop stars, a range of international celebrities have come to aid The Court Theatre’s fundraising drive.
To assist in replacing numerous assets lost when the Christchurch theatre company was forced to leave its Arts Centre venue following the 22 February 2011 earthquake, a range of items have been donated for an online auction on Trademe that will be running from 24 – 30 May.
Beyoncé, Stephen Fry, Orlando Bloom and Court Theatre Fundraising Patron Dame Maggie Smith, as well as locals Hayley Westenra, Sir Peter Jackson and Mark Hadlow, have offered items to the fundraising appeal – from signed posters, prints and scripts to CDs, jewellery and DVDs. Continue reading “Peter Jackson, celebrities raise funds for NZ’s Court Theatre”
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A strong, 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday, seriously injuring people and damaging buildings throughout the city. Police said there were reports of multiple fatalities, but Prime Minister John Key told Parliament details were still too shaky for those reports to be confirmed. Live video footage showed parts of buildings collapsed into the streets, which were strewn with bricks and shattered concrete. Sidewalks and roads were cracked and split, and hundreds of dazed, screaming and crying residents wandered through the streets as sirens blared throughout the city. More..
Time: 12.30 – 1 or 2
Where: Cathedral Square, Christchurch
Contact: Axel Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RALLY FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS, Industry & public on Labour Day Monday, 12.30 for 1pm-2pm!
This POSITIVE rally of support is timed to coincide with the visit of Warner Bros. movie executives to discuss moving The Hobbit away from NZ. We’re going to show them that we like them, we want The Hobbit filmed here and we SUPPORT Sir Peter. Continue reading “A Christchurch rally to support ‘The Hobbit’ for NZ”